So my last post in the Tuesday Travel Guide is always food.
You know how much I love food!
I will preface with this- usually my mom and I try to avoid eating at hotels because hotel food is almost always insanely overpriced and usually just not very good. That said, when you're constantly on the go, sometimes you don't have a big choice so I'm really glad we stayed at a resort that had a ton of food options. My only complaint was that nothing was open close by super late after evening tours so sometimes we didn't get a chance to eat anything before bed. Thank God for hotel room fridges to hold all the local snacks!
Anyway, here's a comprehensive list of where we ate (or at least what I can remember).
This was our first stop our first morning here. The bellhop got really excited when I told her where we were heading so I took that as a really really good sign. The food here was delicious and I'm really glad we filled up a bakery box of goodies for our room to eat on the balcony.
Our first dinner with Lisa and her mom. Lisa and I had been at the beach and we arranged to meet over here. So close to the water and an amazing sunset view. Also, the ahi was really good.
I don't remember how we ended up here but I remember we were hungry. There was no wait, we got a table overlooking the beach, and just got a bunch of appetizers and desserts. So yummy and beautiful view.
Wailana Coffee House
This place was really close to the hotel and I really enjoyed their macadamia nut pie and the gigantic slab of kalbi.
I have loved this place since my first visit and we have one in Vegas but who wants to drive to Fremont Street just for ice cream? So much easier when it's right inside your hotel.
We totally did the tourist thing. We had a Groupon and it was right down the street from the hotel.
We walked a few miles to get here and it was hot but this really was worth the long walk. This place was delicious. There was a line and this was our first shaved ice ever so we had some time to figure out what we wanted.
We found this place downtown when we were wandering the area and I really wanted shaved ice. The owner was wonderful and kept offering me more condensed milk for my mountain of shaved ice. Really good and great service.
We didn't have a chance to go to the actual Alan Wong restaurant but this place was pretty delicious. Some of the best salmon I have ever had.
So when we were at Ala Moana, I really didn't care about the shopping- just the food. I could have spent all day at that food court. They literally had just about every kind of food you could want.
I think this is the biggest exception to my "eating at my hotel" rule. I love this place. We always come here for huge bowls of shrimp tempura udon noodles and it's always good. For some reason, it's never super crowded so it's a great convenient option at the hotel.
Not really a recommendation but if you're staying here and want a spot by the beach for food, it works. The food wasn't great but the view and the atmosphere is really nice. Definitely overpriced since it's right on the beach inside the hotel and gets filmed a lot.